Healthy Joes

I love sloppy joes. I love the way they taste and how easy they are to make. In our house, we make them a little different, by giving them a healthy twist.


Start by browning in a skillet on medium heat:

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, chopped into small pieces.
  • 1 large carrot, grated (add this after the turkey and onion have cooked most the way)



  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 8 ounces sweet potato baby food (don’t tell my husband I add this. Adding pureed baby food is my secret way to get my husband and kids to eat more vegetables. Mwa-ha-ha!!)
  • 2 T balsamic vinegar
  • 6-10 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 2t ground mustard
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 T brown sugar


Mix this all together and let it simmer for about 15 minutes. It will thicken as it simmers.


Serve this on a whole-wheat bun. We serve it with sweet potato fries and a salad. And then we usually eat a cupcake when we’re done…


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